It seems that republican politicians have a knack for inventing new words which make english professors groan. During his time in the White, former President George W. Bush created a stir when he warned his critics not to “misunderestimate” him. Recently, Sarah Palin achieved a bit of notoriety (or pop culture fame), when her neologism “refudiate” become the Word of the Year according to the New Oxford American Dictionary. Listed below are the top ten word creations you may not have heard of.
1. “Readmetic.” Used by President George W. Bush when he said in 2008 that American students need to improve their readmetic scores.
2. “iNation” This term coined by Steve Jobs to describe how Apple plans to insert itself into every facet of American life.
3. “Textify”. This term was invented by Lindsay Lohan when she asked if in lieu of a physical appearance in court, if she could “textify” via phone instead of testifying in person.
4. “Untransfatification.” This term was used by Joe Biden when describing how fast food outlets like McDonalds were cutting the amount of trans fat in their food.
5. “Misseparification.” Used by Tea Party candidate Christine O’Donnell to explain how the Founding Fathers really didn’t intend for there to be a separation of church and state.
6. “Hyper-bloggified.” Used by Sarah Palin to describe how a YouTube clip of her killing a bear on the internet has gone viral.
7. “DeHappified.” Used by a San Francisco newspaper to describe a law which bans the sale of Happy Meals with Toys inside the city limits.
8. “Deobamization.” Coined by political scientists to describe the erosion in the President Obama’s once sky-high approval ratings.
9. “Nuclearizing.” Used by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to describe Iran’s race to build a nuclear weapon.
10. “Bidenized.” Used by Press Secretary Robert Gibbs to describe how vice president Joe Biden can turn even a routine press briefing into a circus.
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